The Healthy Waters Program is an outreach program within the Stormwater Division of the City of Oak Ridge Public Works Department. The program aims to educate the community on how to enhance the quality of our local waterways, address water quantity issues in our city and enrich natural habitat in our urban area.


100K Tree Day Update

We want to thank everyone that took part in 100K Tree Day sponsored by the Tennessee Environmental Council! With your help, we were able to distribute over 600 trees to the Oak Ridge Community. It was great to see so many people excited about planting these awesome trees! If you were
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Rain Barrel Workshop

2017 WQF Rain Barrel Workshop Flyer
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Free Trees for Oak Ridge!!

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NPDES & MS4 History

The Stormwater NPDES program has been implemented in two phases. Phase I was designed for medium and large Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) and industry, and Phase II is designed to focus on stormwater discharges from small MS4s. Locally, the DOE facilities fell under the Phase I requirements and currently maintain a single NPDES permit which includes stormwater discharges.